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* the CASE CLOSED blog keeps questioning the FBI’s anthrax case

Posted by Lew Weinstein on July 26, 2009

WHY did the FBI fail to solve the 2001 anthrax case?CASE CLOSED

WHO had the power to divert the FBI from the truth?

CASE CLOSED offers a fictional scenario that answers those questions

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the CASE CLOSED blog keeps questioning the FBI’s anthrax case

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Adam Behsudi wrote several stories about the anthrax case in today’s (7-26-09) FrederickNewsPost.com. The story excerpted below, headlined Anthrax Case: Amerithrax debate lives online, shows the important role our CASE CLOSED blog is continuing to play in raising relevant questions about the FBI’s anthrax investigation …

  • For the past year, government officials have remained quiet on the case accusing Fort Detrick scientist Bruce Ivins of the deadly anthrax letter attacks.
    • Not so on the Internet, where a handful of people have turned Amerithrax into an ongoing discussion.
    • … bloggers have been filing Freedom of Information Act requests and working sources just as any experienced reporter would.
  • “I think it’s kept it alive. Its provided a place for reporters and others to go from time to time and look for facts and opinions,” said Lew Weinstein, who wrote a fictional novel based on the Amerithrax case titled “CASE CLOSED.”
  • Weinstein said the facts, or what he perceives as a lack thereof, infuriated him to the point of writing CASE CLOSED. He maintains a blog with the same name, trying to debunk the FBI case against Ivins.
  • Weinstein, who splits his time between Key West, Fla., and Collioure, France, was once a congressional candidate, has degrees from Princeton and the Harvard Business School and retired in 2005 as the CEO of a biomedical research organization.
  • “I am amazed at the level of scientific discourse that’s taking place on the CASE CLOSED blog,” said Weinstein, who called from a trip he was taking with his wife to Lithuania. “This is not simply a crime story. There’s more to it than that,” he said.

read the entire article at … http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display.htm?StoryID=93061

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* AP reports FBI/DOJ will soon close anthrax case; will evidence now be made available or will the FBI continue to keep its case hidden?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on July 26, 2009

WHY did the FBI fail to solve the 2001 anthrax case?CASE CLOSED

WHO had the power to divert the FBI from the truth?

CASE CLOSED offers a fictional scenario that answers those questions

* buy CASE CLOSED at amazon

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FBI SHIELD

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AP reports FBI/DOJ will soon close anthrax case;

will evidence now be made available

or will the FBI continue to keep its case hidden?


AP reports (7-26-09)

  • A year after government scientist Bruce Ivins killed himself while under investigation for the lethal anthrax letters of 2001, the Justice Department is on the verge of closing the long, costly and vexing case.
  • Several law enforcement officials told The Associated Press that the department had tentatively planned last week to close the case, but backed away from that decision after government lawyers said they needed more time to review the evidence and determine what further information can be made public without compromising grand jury secrecy or privacy laws.
  • For years, the FBI chased leads.
    • Authorities tried to build a case against biowarfare expert Steven Hatfill, but ultimately had to pay him a multimillion-dollar settlement.
    • Then, last year, they announced that the mystery had been solved, but the suspect was dead.
    • After Ivins’ suicide, FBI Director Robert Mueller said the investigation found Ivins was the culprit, and prosecutors said they were confident he acted alone. Officials insisted they were on the verge of indicting him and could have convicted him.
  • Rep. Rush Holt, whose New Jersey district is home to some of the stricken postal workers, said, “Most people
    Congressman Holt

    Congressman Holt

    affected — the families, the post office workers — will not feel there’s closure in this case, and the people of New Jersey will not be able to be confident that there isn’t still a murderer in their midst.”

    • Holt said the FBI built an “entirely circumstantial” case against Ivins.
    • “I watched as they went off on wild goose chases and then conveniently have a suspect who isn’t around to defend himself,” the New Jersey Democrat said.

read the entire article at … http://blog.taragana.com/n/us-on-verge-of-closing-anthrax-killings-investigation-dead-scientist-still-seen-as-culprit-121256/

LMW COMMENT …

FBI credibility, based on their own secretive and unexplainable actions, has reached so low a level that whatever they do, short of full sharing of all information, will not be believed.

Rep. Conyers calls for investigations, but he is so far sitting on the one he controls within his own House Judiciary Committee, that is, Rush Holt’s bill to establish an Anthrax Investigative Commission.

Pressure needs to be brought on Conyers to act.

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* Adam Behsudi (FrederickNewsPost.com) … the CASE CLOSED blog keeps questioning the FBI’s anthrax case

Posted by Lew Weinstein on July 26, 2009

WHY did the FBI fail to solve the 2001 anthrax case?CASE CLOSED

WHO had the power to divert the FBI from the truth?

CASE CLOSED offers a fictional scenario that answers those questions

* buy CASE CLOSED at amazon

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the CASE CLOSED blog keeps questioning the FBI’s anthrax case

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Adam Behsudi wrote several stories about the anthrax case in today’s (7-26-09) FrederickNewsPost.com. The story excerpted below, headlined Anthrax Case: Amerithrax debate lives online, shows the important role our CASE CLOSED blog is continuing to play in raising relevant questions about the FBI’s anthrax investigation …

  • For the past year, government officials have remained quiet on the case accusing Fort Detrick scientist Bruce Ivins of the deadly anthrax letter attacks.
    • Not so on the Internet, where a handful of people have turned Amerithrax into an ongoing discussion.
    • … bloggers have been filing Freedom of Information Act requests and working sources just as any experienced reporter would.
  • “I think it’s kept it alive. Its provided a place for reporters and others to go from time to time and look for facts and opinions,” said Lew Weinstein, who wrote a fictional novel based on the Amerithrax case titled “CASE CLOSED.”
  • Weinstein said the facts, or what he perceives as a lack thereof, infuriated him to the point of writing CASE
    Lew Weinstein

    Lew Weinstein

    CLOSED. He maintains a blog with the same name, trying to debunk the FBI case against Ivins.

  • Weinstein, who splits his time between Key West, Fla., and Collioure, France, was once a congressional candidate, has degrees from Princeton and the Harvard Business School and retired in 2005 as the CEO of a biomedical research organization.
  • “I am amazed at the level of scientific discourse that’s taking place on my blog,” said Weinstein, who called from a trip he was taking with his wife to Lithuania. “This is not simply a crime story. There’s more to it than that,” he said.
  • Ed Lake has been studying the case since 2001. Eight years ago he started a website to compile facts, documents and his own analysis. Unlike Weinstein, Lake has found the FBI case against Ivins solid.
  • Despite opposing viewpoints, Lake and Weinstein share an interest in the Amerithrax case that goes beyond the curiosity of most people.

read the entire article at … http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display.htm?StoryID=93061

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* Adam Behsudi (FrederickNewsPost.com)… vital questions persist in the anthrax case

Posted by Lew Weinstein on July 26, 2009

WHY did the FBI fail to solve the 2001 anthrax case?CASE CLOSED

WHO had the power to divert the FBI from the truth?

CASE CLOSED offers a fictional scenario that answers those questions

* buy CASE CLOSED at amazon

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vital questions persist in the anthrax case

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Adam Behsudi wrote several stories in today’s (7-26-09) FrederickNewsPost.com, including one which highlights our CASE CLOSED blog.

read the entire article at … http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display.htm?storyID=93064

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* In addition to asking the Attorney General to act, Congressman Conyers should move Congressman Rush Holt’s bill to create an Anthrax Investigation Commission

Posted by Lew Weinstein on July 26, 2009

WHY did the FBI fail to solve the 2001 anthrax case?CASE CLOSED

WHO had the power to divert the FBI from the truth?

CASE CLOSED offers a fictional scenario that answers those questions

* buy CASE CLOSED at amazon

.


Rep. Conyers

Rep. Conyers

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In addition to asking the Attorney General to act,

Congressman Conyers should move

Congressman Rush Holt’s bill

to create an Anthrax Investigation Commission

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AP reports (7-24-09) …

  • The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Friday urged Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special counsel to examine potential abuses by former President Bush’s administration.
  • Rep.  John Conyers, D-Mich., said in a speech to the National Press Club that Holder ”must appoint a special counsel to review the Bush administration abuses of power and misconduct. A criminal probe — he’s got to do that.”
  • Conyers’ committee has sought an investigation of Bush administration moves criticized by Democrats, including its methods of interrogating foreign detainees, use of warrantless wiretaps, alleged retribution against critics, and allegations that officials intentionally misused intelligence.
  • He said the criminal probe should be accompanied by a ”9/11-type panel” to gather facts and make recommendations on preventing the misuse of power.
  • A Justice Department spokeswoman declined comment. Holder is considering whether to appoint a prosecutor to review the Bush administration’s methods of interrogating suspected terrorists.
  • President Obama has expressed reluctance to conduct a probe into alleged Bush-era abuses and resisted an effort by congressional Democrats to establish a ”truth commission,” saying the nation should be ”looking forward and not backwards.”

read the entire article at … http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/07/24/us/politics/AP-US-Democrats-Bush.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=conyers&st=cse

LMW COMMENT …

To Congressman Conyers’ list should be added the Anthrax Investigation Commission proposed by Congressman Rush Holt. The legislation which would create this Commission is currently held in Congressman Conyers’ own Judiciary Committee.

Why hasn’t Congressman Conyers advanced this legislation?

It is abundantly clear that the FBI’s case against Dr. Bruce Ivins is far from compelling, and it seems clear that Dr. Ivins could not have been the sole perpetrator of the anthrax attacks, if he was involved at all.

What is the FBI hiding?

Why did the FBI fail to solve the anthrax case?

Who benefitted from the failure to solve the case?

Who had the power to divert the FBI’s investigation?

I address these questions in my novel CASE CLOSED, which presents a fictional scenario to explain the FBI’s failure, a scenario which many readers find “all too plausible.”

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